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Leaders Refuse
Pledge of Loyalty
Decline to Go on Record,
as Suggested by the
Security League
Call Request "Insult"
Organization Asks Editors of
German Papers Here to
State Positions
?'Impertinent" and "an insult" are
some of tht terms used in replies to
a request sent out by the Nations]
Security league suggesting that Ger?
man-Americans throughout the country
put their loyalty to, this country on
record. The league told scores of Ger?
man-American organization? that "they
could assist this country's cause by
indica*:ng to their brothers in Ger?
many, by public announcement, that
they are with the 1'nited States in the
wer and there is no divided loyalty
Julius Moersch, of St.. Paul, president
of the Minnesota branch of the Ger?
man-American Alliance, replied:
"The German-American Alliance of
Minnesota does not need and resents
the arrogatiop of your society to advise
them in regard to conduct by German
Americans in this war. I therefore re?
turn your letter and printed matter."
Curt Prescher, president of the
branch of the alliance in Elizabeth,
N. J, wrote: "Your communication and
its impertinent inclosure are at hand.
In reply will ?ay that every member of
our alliance Is a true American citizen,
in spirit as well as in character, and is
the patriotic equal of any member of
your league."
Henry Weissman, president of the
New York State division of the alli?
ance, wrote his executive committee
had already passed resolutions of loy?
alty to America and he saw no need for
Dr. Charles M. Weinsberg, of St.
Louis, president of the Missouri branch
of the alliance, said he could not see
that the league's suggestion was "either
necessary or wise," and he believed all
German-Americans will "take it as an
insult on the part of any organizations
to doubt their loyalty."
"Undaunted, and believing that the
tenor of these replies is conclusive evi?
dence of the need for the accounting
of German-Americans," said the Se?
curity League in a statement yester?
day, "the league has sent a further
letter to tht editors of some 450 Ger?
man-American newspapers suggesting
a statement, of their position. One of
the principal reasons for this letter Is
the general adverse criticism wh'ch has
been mado by the German-American
press on the league's original letter."
Philippine Trade Grows
Exports Increase $10,000,000,
Imports $6,000,000
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. From cable
advices received by the Bureau of Insu?
lar Affairs of tht War Department,
Philippine imports and exports for the
year ended June 30, 1917, show an in?
crease of 56,000.000 over the import
total of the previo is year and a larger
export trade by $10,000,000. Of the
$61,983.277 import* American goods
comprise 53 per cent, while in exports
valued at $71,715,375 the United States
trade shows heavy increase, amounting
to 60 per cert, against 47 per cent in
Hemp shipm*?*; amount to 132,482
long tons, of which 69,869 tons came to
the United States. Though the total
'alls more than 10,000 tons below that
of the previous year, high Drices re?
sulted in a value of $30,259,718, by far
the h.ghest ever recorded. Sugar alone
of leading exports shows a material
reduction in both quantity and value
from the exceptionally large figures of
1916. and total shipments amount to
234.308 long tons, of which 98,696 were
to the United States. A reduced copra
trade reaches a value somewhat larger
than in 1916. and American purchases
as?ume unusual importance, constitut?
ing 46,771 long tons of the 69.3'>2 total.
Great activity in the cigar industry
is also indicated :n a phenomenal in?
crease in exports from 152.000,000 to
2)9,ooo.onn. doe entirely to the growing
American demand.
May Tax Soft Drinks
When Liquor Is Gone
U. S. Officiais Find Country
Spending $174,000,000 ' a
Year for Ice Cream, Etc.
WASHINGTON, An* fc?With the
rational prohibition promised or threat?
ened, members of Congress who hunt
sources of revenu?? have been looking
into America's soft drink bill, and they
have discovered that the people of this
country pay $174,000,000 annually for
it? cream, soda water and other soft
The itemized soft drink assessment
of the thirsty populace which taboos
alcohol is estimated as follows: Soda
water. III 10 ?,000; ice cream, $:
Off; manufactured ice. $60,3*6,000.
And that does not include home made
:ce cream, parlor lemonade and front
porch refreshments of various kinds,
members of < ongress explain, because
there is no way of getting at the fig?
ure?. It is needless to say that cer?
tain members ?1 ( ongress are casting
around to find out how to replace booze
as a source of revenue. They admit
the problem is difficult.
Held for Stabbing Baby
Young Mother Cuts Child Af?
ter Quarrel With Husband
Mrs. Cfctistiaa PTkittaaiesra, twenty
one years old. of 437 Bast 119th Street.
ws? y*sterri?y locked in the East 126th
Street station, charged with stabbing
her atoeteea rnon'hsold son, Charles,
s? he lsy asleep in his crib. Ths child
is in a serious condition.
According to the police, Mrs Whitte
rrore's husband returned home early
?-j-'urday evening, and found the bsby
?ione in the apsrtment. On Mrs.
Whittemore's return the husband up?
braided h?r for leaving the child alone.
'. *'<r the tenants in the house were
?routed by the screams of Mr?.
Wh,?*ernor'v ?nd going to her apr^t
ment. ?he police ?ay. found her ?tsnd
,.? - * ??? trill with n knife in her
??and baa* bleeding from a
de?;< Aourni in the left br?a?t
Editor Resigns from
The Socialist Party
War and Labor Policy Wrong,
Say? Chester M. Wright
in Letter
< hester M. Wright, formerly man
; aging editor of "The New York Call,'
hss severed connection with the So
j rialist party because of its attitude anc!
| tactics toward the labor movement and
j the war. Mr. Wright's resignation fol
j lows similar action by Mr. and Mrs. J
? G. Pheips Stokes, John Spargo and
> other well-known Socialists.
In his letter of resignation, which
vw.s made public yesterday by the
Downtown Night Workers' Club Branch
of the New York County Socialist or
canir&tion, Mr. Wright declared:
"The policy and tactics are such thai
I can no longer with consistency re?
main a member."
"As relates to the labor movement
| and to the war," continued Mr. Wright
"which :.re two of the most funda
I mental matters, the Socialist party pol?
icy 1 consider entirely wrong. Instead
of being in harmony with the party or
these points, I am completely opposed
to it and consider its attitude such that
it has lost all color as a working class
political expression. I wish it might
have been otherwise."
Mr. Wright is a member of the ad?
visory council of the American Alliance
of Labor and Democracy, founded here
last week to fight pro-Germanism in
the labor movement. He was police
commissioner in Milwaukee under May?
or Seidel, a Socialist. Before cominq
to "The ("all" Mr. Wright was editor of
Socialist papers in Milwaukee, Chicago
and California. He left "The Call" last
U. S. Women Thanked
French Sailors Grateful for
Gift of Garments
WASHINGTON. Aug. 5?The grati?
tude of the French Minister of Marine
for the offer of American women to
supply French sailors with woollen gar
, ments to protect them against the cold
! and damp of anti-submarine patrol
j duty in the war zone is expressed in a
I letter from the French naval attach^,
? Commander de Blanpr?, to Mrs. James
Carroll Frazer. chairman of the Com
i mittee of the Navy League, made pub
j lie here to-day.
"In behalf of the men of the French
I detachment," says Commander de
Blar.nr?'s letter, "I want to thank you
, for trie thousand outfits you have Mat
and which will be so much appreciated
1 during th? hard service they are going
'' to perform this winter in the ocean
and Channel in hunting the subma?
"I am also directed by the French
Minister of Marine to thank you for
i your kind offer to send seme other
; warn garments to France to b;1 u.-fd
: by our sailors, and it is a pleasure for
? me to inform you that he accept? it
! with gratitude. These garment-; ought
i to be sent in care of the Vice-Admiral,
Prefect Maritime, Brest, France.
"I ask you to transmit my thanks
and those of the French sailors to the
! Committee of the Navy League of the
> United Sutes."
| .-a
, Double Funeral for Fliers
Military Honors for Fleisch?
mann, Who Died with Witts
BAY SHORE,' L- I-. Aug. b.?The
1 funerals of Charles Fleischmann and
! George Henry Witts, who lost their
Its/44 last Thursday when a hydro-aero?
plane in which they were flying fell
into Great South Bay, were held here
to-day. The services were hold In St.
Peter's Church.
Six of the colleagues of Charles
Fleischmann acted as pallbearers and
accompanied the body to the railroad
station, where a military salute was
fired. The coffin, which was draped in
a large American flag, was placed on
a car and started for the Fresh Pond
Crematory. After the salute a lone
bugler sounded "taps." Julius Flcisch
mann, former Mayor of Cincinnati,
father of the yourg man, and Mis?
Florence McGregor Sheldon, of Brook
, lyn, his fianc?e, were plainly over?
The Rev. William A. Watson, of St.
Peter's Church, conducted the services
over the body of George Henry Witt?.
The body was buried in Oakland Ceme?
tery, at Bay Shore. Two brothers and
a sister of the aviator came here to
attend the services from their homes
in New England.
Rockefeller Medical
Chief Now in Paris
Will Help Red Cross to Fight
Tuberculosis in
the Army
PARIS. Aug. 5. Dr. Livingston Fa
roam!, chief of the Rockefeller Anti
i Tuberculosis Commission, has arrived
? to cooperate with Homer Folks, the
; tuberculosis expert of the Red Cross.
Dr. James A. Miller, of New York, ac
j companies the party.
There is a great tobacco shortage in
the training camps. The soldiers are
isger for supplies from America, not
being accustomed to French tobacco.
The quartermaster's tobacco cupboard
is bare. Correspondents returning
from the field base report a great need
of smokes.
"I stepped up to the quartermaster
the other day," says one, "and begged
him to give me some American to?
bacco. 'Sorry,' said the officer. 'I
have only 4414 package, so I don't feel
like letting you have any. I do not use
any myself, although 1 am a great
smoker and pining for some good
American tobacco.' In whole camps
there is only enough tobacco to provide
one small 5-cent sack to each five men,
and there is none in immediate sight.
We are doing the best we can, for we
know how much it i, appreciated."
Two German Refugees Held
Arrested at Boston; Fled from
Southern Internment Camp
BOSTON, Aug. 5. Two German sail?
ors, who said they had escaped from an
I internment camp at New Orleans, were
i arrested here to-day by an immigration
inspector after they had shipped on a
foreign vessel as Russian Poles.
In going over the crew list the in?
spector noticed that the handwriting of
the two men was of a German type. He
txammed them, and after they had
failed to answer his questions in Ru.
1 sian and Polish, one of them gave a re?
ply in Gerffian and admitted that they
1 were endeavoring to escape from the
They gave their names as Julius
Baron and K?mest Saher.
Edison Aid Promoted
Chati?)! W. Luhr, who used the X
j ray m locating the bullet that fatally
woundeH President McKinley at M?f?
lalo, yesterday ?as promoted by Thorn
144 A. Kdiaon to be manager of the
i phonograph division at Orange. N. J,
of 1 hero?.? A- Fdison, Inc He sue
re?.)- ' hartes h Fairbanks, who re
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Mrs. De Saulies Tells Story
Of Neglect That Led to Killing
t'ontInued from pase 1
bride has been pledged in the fight to
take the boy from his father's people.
The legal controversy just begin?
ning one which promises revelations
of a variety unequalled since the Thaw
trial?has, then, a twofold object:
The liberation of the mother and the
restoration to her of her son. The
zenith of the imprisoned mother's
hopes is that she and Jack may return
to Chile together.
Son Is Not To Be Found
Mrs. I)c Saulies called for her boy
, to-day. She wanted to see him at the
' jail, if only for an hour, and if that
was not possible, she wanted to talk to
him over the telephone. Agents for
? Mr. Uterhart made a search for the
' boy?and encountered what may turn
out to be lively mystery before it is
? over. Jack was not to be found.
He was not at The Box. Inquiry at
the residence of George M. Heckscher,
s relativo of the De Saulles, at West
buiy, met with the response that he
was not there. It was variously ru?
mored that the child had been taken to
the home of August Heckscher, at Hun?
tington, or that of Charles De Saulles,
at Long Beach, a brother of the dead
, man.
Mrs. De Saulles was distracted by i
the word that the boy could not be lo?
cated. It was the only subject on !
which she was no* absolutely calm.
If Mrs. De Saulles takes the witness
stand in her own defence, as circum?
stances seem to indicate, hers will be
a story which will involve more well
known names than have been given
publicity in any one court proceeding
in many a day.
Disenchantment on Honeymoon
Her alleged mistreatment by her
husband began, Attorney Uterhart
says, shortly after the wedding in
P:.ns. The lawyer asserts he has in?
formation that De Saulles borrowed
money to finance his European trip on
which he married the supposed Chilean
heiress. On the honeymoon the first
disenchantment came, according to Mr.
Cterhart, when it developed that the
bride was worth, not fabulous millions,
! but only 1100.000.
It appears that the family fortune
had been largely dissipated since the
generation of Se?ora Vegara, Mrs. De
Saulles's grandmother and the richest
woman in South America of her day.
Four sons were given free rein with
the fortune and made away with it to
the extent that Blanca, though reared
in the finest palace in Chile, was left
' comparatively poor.
Returning to America in 1911, De
Saulles took his sixteen-year-old bride
to his father's home in Bethlehem, ac?
cording to Mr. Uterhart, while he spent
mo?t of the time on Broadway squan?
dering her patrimony.
Roa?ted of Women Friends
"In those days," said Mr. Cterhart,
"De Saulles boasted of his many women
friend?. It was roses in the morning,
a motor trip in the afternoon, theatre
and a wine supper afterward. That is
the way Mrs. De Saulles's fortune was
going. Later De Saulles entered poli?
tics and oiganircd a College ^Ien's
League for Wilson. He is said to have
spent additional thousands angling for
a ministership to I'ruguay, and when
he got it he turned the offer down.
His reason for doing this may come
out later.
"Mrs. De Saulles's intimation of her
husband's unfaithfulness came while
', ?he was leading her unhappy life in
i Bethlehem. On one of his occasional
trips home from New York she discov
: ered some receipted dressmakers' bills
] in his pockets. His suave explanation
I was that he had paid them to help out
a friend. In the blindnes of her trust?
ing affection she believed him, for,
mind you, she was only a child then
' only seventeen. In fact, she is a child
i yet; a simple, impressionable child."
Husband Failed to Meet Her
Life was so bereft of pleasures and
so different in Bethlehem from what
Mrs. De Saulles expected that two
years wss sll she could stand. In 1913
?he pleaded to be permitted to visit
her mother in Valpsraiso, and the plea
was granted. She came to New York.
Her husband did not meet her at the
tram. She went to the steamer. Jsck
' Pe Ssulles, idol of Broadway and hail
i fellow well met, was elsewhere.
Even her serving m?id, Mr Cterhart
' states, was so moved by the young
wife's grief that the lawyer says the
j girl remarked to her rvistress:
"It's no wonder he isn't here. Mr?.
I>e Ssulle1- I think you ought to knowl
1 what i? going on. Do you want me to
i tell you about some of your husband':
trips to New York ?"
Whereupon, the lawyer asser- . tfci
maul STjpplisd Mr.-. De Saulies with thi
. favorites.
A few months later Mrs. De Stiollsi
returned from South America, and. Mr
I'terhart says, charnel bef ROsbaMK
point blank with infidelity. His re
plies were evasive, the lawyer states.
Sought to Win Wife Hack
The rainbow of romance was fadinf
fast. Mrs. De Saullt-ri took up he:
1 home apart from her husband, at h
! Fast Sixtieth Street. De Saulies movet
I into a suite in Fifty-seventh Street
j just three squares away, and then be
ran a second courtship. Jack D<
, SsallM set out to win back the affec
! Uons of his estranged wife.
At pleading for women's favors Dt
| Saulles always was at his best, Mr
i Uterhart asserts, but on this occasior
j he was only partly successful. Twc
| names of two well-known stag?
i or three times Mrs. De Saulles went
I to stay at the Mil v-seventh Str.-.t
place, but never for long.
About this time early in ttll the
baby was born. No father could have
been prouder than John De Saulles,
and so the little fellow was named
John Longer, jr. Three years slipped
by, and the young mother was happy
in the possession of her child. They
were inseparable. But the father lav?
ished his full share of affection on
the baby, too. On Faster Sunday, 1916,
it appears, he took the little fellow out
for an auto ride.
Baby Tells Mother of "Joe"
Jack, jr., could talk by this time,
and when he came home this is what
Mr I'terhart said he told his mamma:
"Mamma, a lady got in the car to
| day. She was a pretty lady. Her
, name was Joe. That's what daddy
I called her Joe."
After that memorable Faster more
strange tales reached the mother's ears.
Sometimes it was little Jack who bore
them in his childish innocence; some?
times it was others, who acted in full
realization of the import of their do?
But it seems, despite all this that
Mr. L'nterhart tells about, there was a
reconciliation just before tho final
break which precipitated the divorce
granted last winter.
As divorce closed the door on old
woes it opened it to new nnc in the
life of Blanca Do Snulios. She had in?
stituted suit in the firm belief that
she, the innocent party, surely would
bs given her child. It was all she
asked or hoped to receive out of the
ruin of her romance. But the court
decreed that the father had an equal
claim to little Jack, and that the boy
must divide his time impartially be?
tween his parents.
Then came a subsequent decision,
giving the father control over the
boy's education after he reached the
age of eight. Mother could see him
only during vacation months in tho
summer. Added to cunts' dictations
were personal agreements between the
parents, until poor little Jack's cus?
tody became so tangled a matter that
it would have taxed a lawyer to find
out just where he belonged at any par?
ticular time.
Longed for Home in Chile
The mother came to look upon Amer?
ica as a place which not only had
robbed her of happiness, but in the sad
denied her justice. She longed fof
her native Chile and the great estates
of her family, which have ben kept
intact, despite the fluctuating fortunes
pf her house Last spring she [Wanned
a visit to her mother and .sought to
take the baby with her. A court da
nied her plea. Resigned to exile, she
leased Crossways. the elegant country
home of Walter Watson at Roslyn, and
planned to spend the summer with her
?on amid all the beauty she could af?
ford, e
She did this, states Mr. I'terhart. to
combat the influence of the millions at
De Saulles'? command, which, he
I charges, were being used in an effort
to ?strange the boy from his mother.
Whan with his father the boy was
showered with every form of costly at
, tention, and oftentimes, when the com?
plicated schedule would re-tore him
, for a sojourn with his mother, the law?
yt ?ays, the little fellow would say:
"Mamma, they tell me this isn't my
hone. My home is with pupa, not you."
"l'an you conceive," asked Mr. T'tor
hart, "the effect of such words on this
poor mother's heart? Ficture this lit?
tle woman; the great promise of her
youth; the most SOOflsi for se?orita in
all Latin-America, and how it ail ended
in a tragic marriage.
Says Love Is Lost
"Love || destroyed and ideals gone;
here she languished, a stranger in a
1 strange land, self-banished from home
and friends for the sake of this child,
whose very love they seek to deprive
her of.
"Picture her desperation when she
learned of this. I do not believe there
is a jury in the land that will not free
Blanca De Saulles."
Funeral of De Saulles
Will Be Held Wednesday
The body of John L. De Saulles will
be taken to 1 West Fifty-seventh Street
to-morrow, where it will lie in a bronze
' coffin until the funeral service?, which
will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday
n.orning. The services will be at Grace
Marshal Ward, a friend of the fam?
ily, accompanied the body yesterday to
an undertaker's establishment in New
Bustanoby Poisoned,
Woman Tells Coroner
Telephones Seeking an Inves?
tigation of Restaura?
teur's Death
A woman telephoned to the Coroners' '
office last night to demand that an au- '
topsy be performed on the body of
Louis Bustanoby, restaurateur, who
died on Saturday. She declared that
( she was a sister-in-law of Mr. Bus?
tanoby, and that his death was due 'o
"slow poison."
Jacob Anekstein, the clerk who n>- <
; ceived the message, traced it to a drug
i store at 180th Street and Broadway.
I Coroner Hellenste.n was notified of the
strange me-sage, and reported it to the
I Second Branch Detective Bureau.
At the Caf? des Beaux Arts, Mr.
Bustanoby's restaurant, no information
was to be obtained. The man who re?
plied to a call directed to "the man
a?ei" said:
"I'll connect you with the man who
can tell you about that." That person
roundly declared that any newspaper
which printed anything of the kind
"would lind itself in trouble."
Mr. Bustanoby had be. n ?11 nor?
than a year, he said, and died from can?
cer. When askec? for hi- name he hum?,
up the receiver.
Detective Kenny, who was sent to
the CaM dea Beams Arl . reported to
Coroner Meilenstein that, the message
was without any foundation and ap?
peared to be "a piece of spitework."
The < oroner said that he was satis?
fied with the police report and would
take no action unles3 there were new ,
The telephone message was received
at the Coroner's office about 10:41.
According to Anekstein's recollection.
the woman said:
"I am a sister-in-law of Louis Busta?
noby and I have positive information
. that he was killed by ?low poison."
"All right, what u your name and
address ?"
"Never mind my name and address;
i I refuse to give it."
"We've got to have some name and
"I won't give id and if you don't take
immediate action I'm going to send a
telegram to Coroner Feinberg 'presi?
dent of the board i in the morning, and
I won't put mv name and address on
i that, either."
The conversion ended abruptly as
'the woman hung up the receiver. ? i
"There is absolutely no question in our mind but that
we are on the verge of an era of \er> big business and,
as far as our adsertising is concerned, we belie\e it to be
the part of patriotism as well as good business to pro
ceed with our plans in anticipation of finding an unusu.
all> productive market."
Cincinnati. O.
Tammany Bureau
Accuses Reynolds
Says Mayor's Friend Had
Interest in Sale of Rock
away Park Site
Tammany's Bureau of City Inquiry,
' operated by William Bullock, has un?
earthed two contracts which connect
' ex-Ser.ator William H. Reynolds, the
Mayor's friend, with the sale to the
city of the Rockaway Park site.
Senator Reynolds testified at the con?
demnation hearings thai he had no in
| terest in the property taken for the
park, and the Mayor has said that he
ran down the suggestion that Reynolds
; had such an interest and found it false.
Reynolds Named in Contract
The contracts, however, provided for
the recovery by Reynolds, the lste Pat
trick H. McCarran and William S. Hur?
ley, through the sale of the park site,
I of the $1200,000 which they invested in
the property, plus $40,107 in accrued
interest. One of the two contracts was
between these three men and Frank
Railey, vice-president of the Title Guar?
antee and Trust Company. The other
was between Bailey and the Neponsit
Realty Company, which held title to
the Rockaway property and which final?
ly sold it to the city in 1913 for $1,
.>11.590. Mayor Mitchel, then President
< f the Board of Aldermen, was chair?
man of the special committee of the
Board of Estimate, which brought
about this purchase. Another member
of the committee was Controller Pren
Reynolds, McCarren and Hurley, it
appears, contracted to purchase the
park site through a dummy, Adelaide
B. Roberts, from the West Rockaway
Land Company. The contract was
amended and modified from time to
time, the last date quoted for it be?
ing December 14, 1908. I'p to this
time they had expended on the pur?
chase contract $200,000. Delays arose;
the three partners defaulted in the
completion of their contract, and the
Neponsit Realty Company, a subsid?
iary of the Realty Associates, of which
Bailey is president, took title to the
Bailey Represented Others
The contract between Bailey ard the
t'rrie partners made known the fact
that Bailey was desirous of saving for
them the $240,107, which they were in
dancer of losing because of this for?
feit.ire. It gsva him power to contract
with the .Neponsit Realty Company for
the eventual payment of the money.
Bailey's contract for the Neponsit
Company, made "for certain undis?
closed associates," provided that in
case of the resale of the property at a
profit the sum mentioned should be
paid out of the profits to him for the
benefit of his associates. In considera?
tion of which, however, the contract
snecificilly provided that he and his
, MCiatM should relinquish "all right,
title and interest in or to, lien against
and claim upon the premises described"
cr "any claim against or interest in
premises or any part thereof."
This they did.
"Pigs Is Pigs" in Politics
Butler Favored by Queens Fu
sionists as Borough Head
Lilis Parker Butler, author of "Pigs
is Pigs," is being considered by the
Queens Fusion leaders as their candi?
date for Borough President, it was an?
nounced yest?rday. Mr. Butler has
been active in public affairs in Flush?
ing and the borough for msny yesrs.
Park Commissioner John E. Weier
and Robert W. Higbie nave heretofore
been considered candidates, but a dif?
ference of opinion among the leaders
is said to have resulted in the choice
of Mr. Butler.
Mr. Butler has not yet been con?
fuid In case he declines to run,
Clarence M I.owes, treasurer of tha
Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg,
will be brought forw?rd. '
Talk of
City Hall
The plight of Tammany in the mat
' ter of a candidate for Mayor become
! a little more pitiful with every passim
?? day. Where is the Edward M. Shepar
' o? to-day who will bear aloft the ban
ner of the Wigwam on a standard o
respectability? The call has bee:
? mounded far and wide, but it echoes o:
unanswered by the proper material.
The net result of the canvass of las
, week, hectic with heat and a fas
growing impatience, was the discover;
of one additional possibility, the men
tion of whose name is still good for ;
laugh wherever two braves come to
gether. General Henry De Wit? Ham
ilton, the soldier candidate, who bear
the scars of countless militia encamp
ments, and was breveted for the in
trepidity with which he served as Su!
zer's adjutant general- this is the gen
tleman. And a very genial one, fo
all that, with a proven capacity in bus;
nesj as the manager of the Gerry es
t?te. But the impression persists tha
in hi? case the mountain laborei
mightily and brought forth a mouse.
The general is an intimate of Johl
A. Hennessy. another Sulzer appointee
I whose activities in the last municipa
i campaign were not such as to endea
i him to the Tiger. There is a sus
? picion that Mr. Hennessy stands be
hind the Hamilton boomlet, indulgini
an almost Shavian sense of humor a
Tammany's expense. When all that i:
left of the Sulzer machine joins Hears
at Murphy's council board, then indee<
j it's a case of "when a feller needs <
I friend."
As for Mr. Hearst, the Ulk of hm
for the Tammany nominat'or. has be
come remarkr.bly feeble, and partleu
: larly since, with the Russian collapse
? his newspapers brought forth theii
i clarion call for peace with the Kaiser
i His identification with the cause of th<
| enemy is too pronounced, it woul<
: seem, even for such desperate gamblen
j as Mr. Murphy and his lieutenants
| They dread the raising of the war is
: sue, as the complete elimination o
Senator "Bob" Wagner from their lis
of eligible? amply proves. One swif
jab from the Mayor dispatched "Bob,'
and yet the Senator's patriotism am
that which passes for Hearst's shoub
never be mentioned in the same breath
Even Mr. Brisbane is anxious tha
Mr. Hearst should not enter the race
though in his editorial in "The Wash
ington Times" he puts his objectioi
( on other than patriotic grounds. "Be
! ing Mayor of a city," Mr. Brisbane
writes, "is 'no business' for a rea
| newspaper man." Mr. Brisbane sai(
( nothing of this kind when Mr. Hears
ran for Mayor in 1905 or when he rat
for Governor. To not a few it soundi
: like a cross between sour grapes and i
j friendly warning.
"Hearst, with his newspapers all ovei
the United States," continues Mr
' Hearst's editor, "can regulate half i
; dozen Mayors and make them attend t(
! business."
Mayor Mitchel will feel flattered t<
j know that ho occupies a unique post
| tion among the Mayors of Hearit-rid
j den cities. Mr. Brisbane goes on:
"It would be a neglect of duty foi
him | Hearst) to concentrate his mine
on the New York City Hall and its du
ties for four years. . . . If he is
well advised, he will find some man to
run for Mayor, encourage him, support
him and elect him- then attend to his
! real business, which, like that of othet
j editors worth while, is General Super?
General Hamilton says it will hav?
I to be Major General Supervision to
I have any authority over him.
There is a disposition on the part o1
the Democratic Fusion Committee. the
Tammany annex operated by Countj
Clerk Schneider, to forestall the ap
pe?rance of the war issue in the cam
paign. Apparently, the Mayor shoulc
be ashamed of his frequent reference!
to the Star? and Stripes, or so a state
; ment recently issued by the committe?
would seem to imply.
"Are we to be treated to the spectacl?
1 of a candidate fcr Mayor dashing fron
borough to borough with a flag in eacl
i hand, shouting, M am a patriot'?" it
! asks. "The way in which Mayor Mitche
and his associates wrap the flag abou*
themselves and cry 'war' every time
their official acts are criticised is dis
gusting to the ordinary American citi
As Mayor Mitchel has been doing nc
dashing from borough to borougr
either with or without flags and has re
i mainad singularly ?ilent on the subject
of politics since long before he depart
' ed on his vacation, the bleat of Mr
Schneider's cotr.mittce sounds perilous?
ly like that oi the man who hollers be
! fore he is hurt.
"We have had enough of heroics anc
flag wrapping from Mr. Mitchel and hi!
, associates," the- statement adds.
If the "we" refers to the authors o1
the statement this sentence no doubt
, conveys a profound truth. ?
Mayor Asked to List
Errors He Will 'Avoid'
Director Allen of the Institute
of Public Service Cites
Alleged Mistakes
A demand that Mayor Mitchel enu?
merate the mistakes which, according
to hisa letter of acceptance, he will
"avoid" if reelectcd, was served on the
Mayor yesterday by William H. Allen,
director of the Institute for Public
Maintaining secrecy as to the results
lof the City Chamberlain's inquiry into
police methods ir. 1916, Mr. Allen sug?
gests, might have been one; the mak?
ing of a $500,000 lease by the Public
Service Commission when city property
was available might have been another,
, and so might the continued over-as?
sessment of property.
Abandoning the study of unused
space in city building.', failure to
' establish a bureau for complaints
against public utility corporations, the
i lack of accounting reforms, delays in
the Board of Estimate, the award of
i "sinecures" in connection with the
"worse than ?seles?" Courthou?e
Board, "two lying s'atements" about
, the Riverside Drive improvement, are
some of the other matters Mr. Allen
Mr. AlK-n's queries are addressed to
the Mayor and end with this:
"Will you consider the strategic
advantage of adn.ittng frsnkly where
you now feel that mistskes were rr.ade
and of specifically listtng the mistakes
1 you will correct or avoid repeating if
1 reflected !"
Widow's $49,000 Verdict Stands
DOBBS FERRY. N Y.. Aug. 6. Mrs.
Alfred C. Smith, to whom s jury sward?
ed a verdict of $49,000 against the New
York Central Railroad for the death
of her husbsnd, was notified to-day
that Justice Keogh had refused to set
??de the verdict and had denied mo?
tion for a new trial.
Tammany Wanted
Hulbert to Run
Against Mitch?!
j Letter of Declination Re>
J veals That Repres?ntate*
J Had Been Considered
I Mayor's RegimeScored
? Representative Declare? A?
ministration Is Triumph
. for Press Agents
'TrrtB Th? TVlNin? Buraaul
WASHINGTON. Aug. f, U htttmt
known here to-night for the first ti?a
that Tammany Hall has been comida?.
" , ing Representative Murray Hull*?
as its candidate to oppo;<> John Purrey
J Mitchel for the New York mayoralty.
1 Mr. Hulbert, in a letter to Henry I
i Chittick, of the Democratic Pusioi
Committee of 170. asks that his run?
' be no longer considered, and payi bis
respect? to the Mitchel ?dministr?tl?,
. as "a triumph of the city pad pre?
- agent." The Congressman says:
> "Inasmuch as your committee has
paid me the compliment of entertain.
t ing the representations made by the
1 League of Business and Professio?,|
1 Men urging that I be put forward si
j the Democrstic Fusion candidate far
i Mayor of New York City. I feel It la.
cumbent upon me, while wholly ?p.
; preciative of the honor, to ask yo%?
? . committee, to choose some man don
fitted for the office than I conceive my.
self to be.
A Press Agen' Triumph
"In my judgment, the next Mayor ?f
New York City ought to be s msn ?he
hss had the advantage of an intell).
? gent experience In municipsl s*/?irs,
j without the disqualifying objection ef
i a record of subservience to an alii
? anee with the corporate Interests which
control the present city administratioa.
"The record of the Mitchel adminis?
tration is but a triumph of the city
paid press agent; otherwise It i? net
' a record to be proud of. Taxes has?
J gone up instead of down, as promises'
? four years ago, and even the mo?? vij.
? ilant censorship has not availed te
? smother ali the official scandals.
j "The net stock in trade of the Mites
1 [ el-Rockefeller-Morgan Fusion party li
I a solemn aggregation of bookkesp.
r 'ing statistics, percentages, calories an?
? proteins expressed in figures and
1 terms intended to confuse the voter.
' j "Subscribed thereto sre the big
nsmes of a lot of non-resident eorpo
ration agents. Wall Street tax dodgers
and society leaders who are depended
' ' upon to convince the average voter that
. only the prot?g?s of the very rich srt
? :.t to hold public office.
"Wholly unprogresaive in spirit, by
, reason of this Weil Street control, the
, Mitchel administration tries to seduce
i the progressive-m.nded voter by s fair.?
[ indorsement of th ? doctrine of rnur.ici
. pal ownership. The present adraints*
. tration has had four years of unlimited
power in the city?and its record in
I the interest of municipal ownership il
| a blank.
Millions Made in Real Est?t*
fi "Its record, however, is not blank
> where administration favorites hav?
r got millions of dollars of money
through shady real estate transactions.
"Even the city-paid presa agents
1 hr.ve not been able to glorify th?
i Fusion administration's record of ac?
complishments in this particular.
; "If the public has its ?yes opened te
existing conditions, our next Mayor
! will not be elected by non-rendent
i bankers, or corporation agents, or mill
1 ionaire tax dodgers, who smilingly per
: jure themselves every year to ehrst
I the city over which they are so anxious
to continue their control."
Boy Robbed of $500
At Entrance to Bank
. Washington Heights Footpad
Chokes Lad and Flees
in Auto
I Detectives are hunting f?r ? footpad
j who laid his ambush at 11 o'clock on
Saturday morn In? at the door of th?
' Washington Heights Bank, 165th Street
t and Amsterdam Avenue. At thst hour
t Frederick Heise jr., twelve years old.
of 521 West 173d Street, got off an Am?
sterdam Avenue car and crossed the
sidewalk toward the bank. In his in
( side coat pocket was an envelope con?
taining $440 in checks and ISO in bills
which he til to deposit for hi' father,
a grocer.
? A man who had stood at the (uro
when the boy got off the car followed
him toward the bsnk. At the entra?e?
to the building he choked the boy and
snatched the envelope. Then In? man
strolled around the comer into 156th
Street 44 if he had merely beer. par
: ing a prank.
By the time Frederick recovered nil
breath and yelled for help h s assa'l
ant was well on his way toward an au?
tomobile that stood with the cnfifll
purring half way between Arr.s'erdara
and St. Nicholas avenues.
In response to the boy's enes and
ge3tures a dozen men started la r"Jr'
suit. The hold-up man quickened hii
pace, jumped into the automobile sod
was off.
To Reward Bundle Carriers
Speaker Clark Urges Discount
for That Purpose
Champ Clark wants to know uhst it
will profU a man to carry home his own
bundles if the storekeeper? ?:11 re.
, give a discount on non-de?vered goodi
The Speaker, commenting to-day en
the campaign to be undertaken by *
National American Woman Suftrsf*
' Association for discounts on bundle*
carried home by the purchaser, said:
'I'nless the merchants cut down th?
price ?f the article, the only thing thst
will come from the "csrry your owe
bundle" campaign will be profit to til
"I have said for years that one res
. son prices were so high was the su?
! plus deliveries. Half a dozen mil?
wagons deliver milk in the same bloc?
and its the same way with grocers an?
other merchants. There can be ? gres?
deal of economy. We ought to have s
cooperative delivery system. .
"Bufwithout discounts on the re<J?
the economy sil goes info profit, fjr
the merchant?, it is no heip to ?nb?d;
else on the face of the earth If l '
cut out de'n-eries. then we patron?
ought to get the bereft?."

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